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  • Minnesota Horse Expo Tack & Clothing Sale

    April 25, 2014

    8:30am - April 27, 2014

    Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul

    One of the largest tack swaps in Minnesota with over 12,000 items sold in 2013.

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  • Green Team Bowling Adventure!

    April 25, 2014

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Farmington Lanes, 27 5th Street, Farmington

    If you are in 6th to 8th grade, like helping others, and want to meet new people, come see what Green Team is all about.

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  • Camp Counselor Training

    April 26, 2014

    9:00am - 3:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    All camp counselors, including Horse Camp, Resident and Day Camp are required to attend camp counselor training.

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  • Small Engines Workshop

    April 26, 2014

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    Save the date for this exciting workshop!

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  • Dog Project Kick Off Meeting

    April 28, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    All dog project members and families should plan to attend the kick off meeting.

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  • Canceled - Animal Science Judging Team Kick Off Meeting

    May 1, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    This event has been canceled, please contact Anja Johnson for information at 651-480-7700 or akoester@umn.edu.

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  • Benton County 4-H Lama Training Clinic

    May 3, 2014

    9:00am - 2:30pm

    Benton County Fairgrounds, 1410-3 Avenue S, Sauk Rapids

    Benton County is inviting you to participate in their Lama Training Clinic, beginner and advanced youth are welcome to attend and bring their Lamas. If you do not have a lama, please don't worry, they will introduce you to these amazing animals!

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  • Scott County 4-H Rabbit Fun Show

    May 4, 2014

    9:00am - 12:00pm

    Scott County Fairgrounds, 7151 West 190th Street, Jordan

    This is a great opportunity for youth to work closely with a judge on showmanship, showing, and how to improve their project before county fair. Cloverbuds will be allowed to participate in this fun show.

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  • YELLO! Conference Registrations Due

    May 8, 2014

    4-H Building, Minnesota State Fairgrounds

    Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Outloud! (YELLO!) is an exciting and fun, annual statewide leadership conference.

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  • Market Goat and Market Sheep Weigh In

    May 8, 2014

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location yet to be determined

    Attention all market goat and market sheep exhibitors: there is only ONE weigh-in this year.

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  • Animal Science ID and Question Night

    May 8, 2014

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Fairgrounds - Sheep & Goat Barn, 4008 220th Street West, Farmington

    This new event is for all animal science families who have animals to be identified and questions that they would like answered..

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  • Carver County 4-H Fine Arts Festival

    May 10, 2014

    9:00am - 1:00pm

    Cologne Academy, 1221 South Village Parkway, Cologne

    Metro Art Force is a special art program for youth artists and their families

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  • Annual Federation Meeting

    May 12, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    This is the Annual Meeting of the Federation. Federation Officers will be elected at this meeting along with additional business that may need to be conducted.

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  • May Federation Meeting

    May 12, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    The Dakota County 4-H Federation will be meeting at the Extension Office in Farmington. All 4-H members and leaders are welcome to attend.

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  • Woodworking Introductory Workshop

    May 14, 2014

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    American Workshop, 1170 East Cliff Road, Burnsville

    Both youth and their parents are encouraged to attend this introductory class to learn more about the project possibilities they can explore throughout the summer months.

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  • Ambassador Application Deadline

    May 15, 2014

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    Any 4-H youth who have completed 8th grade and above are welcome to apply to be a Dakota County 4-H Ambassador.

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  • Project Drop/Add Deadline

    May 15, 2014

    Project interests are selected as part of the enrollment process but may continue to be updated until the May 15 drop/add deadline.

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  • Animal Science Project ID Deadline

    May 15, 2014

    Minnesota 4-H is using its online enrollment system, 4HOnline, to record all animal identifications in 2014. Online animal identification reduces inaccuracies and inefficiencies that were a part of our past paper system.

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  • Graduation Celebration

    May 16, 2014

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    Are you a high school senior or a freshman in college? Is this your last year in the Dakota County 4-H program? Please plan to attend the Dakota County 4-H Graduation Celebration at the Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center in Farmington.

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  • May Horse PDC Meeting

    May 19, 2014

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Location is yet to be determined

    All Horse Project youth and adults are encouraged to participate.

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  • Pillow Case Sewing Workshop

    May 21, 2014

    6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Creative Sewing Center, 14869 Granada Avenue, Apple Valley

    At this class youth will have an opportunity to make a pillow case. Don't wait to sign up, this class is limited to the first 10 participants.

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  • Contact Leader Meeting

    May 22, 2014

    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    At this meeting contact leaders will be receiving their fair information packets.

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  • Holiday - Office Closed

    May 26, 2014

    The office is closed in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 27 at 8 a.m.

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  • Central Area 4-H Horse Camp

    June 5, 2014

    11:00am - June 8, 2014

    Camp Shamineau, 2345 Ridge Road, Motley

    Increase your horsemanship skills by attending this exciting Horse Camp! There is a limited of 80 attendees, so send in your registrations now!

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  • Grubby Day Camp

    June 13, 2014

    9:00am - 5:00pm

    Dakota County Fairgrounds

    Grubby Day Camp will be held Friday, June 13 at the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington.

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  • Pie Baking Workshop

    June 16, 2014 to June 17, 2014

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    Roll up your sleeves and come roll out some dough!

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  • MQHA Boot Camp

    June 17, 2014 to June 19, 2014

    R & J Arena, 16498 U.S. 10, Verndale

    MQHA's hugely popular boot camp for 4-H kids is set for June 17-19 at R & J Arena in Verndale.

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  • Dakota County 4-H Resident Camp - Limited Availability

    June 23, 2014 to June 26, 2014

    Baker Near Wilderness Settlement, 4001 County Road 24, Maple Plain

    Resident Camp is a fun-filled 4-day overnight camp.

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  • June Horse PDC Meeting

    June 23, 2014

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Location is yet to be determined

    All Horse Project youth and adults are encouraged to participate.

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  • 4-H Livestock Judging Camp

    June 25, 2014

    11:00am - June 27, 2014

    University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus

    At this camp, you will learn the basic fundamentals of livestock judging and evaluation, receive instruction with oral reasons, and become more confident with livestock judging!

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  • 4-H Horse Camp 2014

    June 27, 2014

    12:00pm - June 29, 2014

    This year the Dakota County 4-H Horse Camp will be held June 27-29.

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  • Citizen Washington Focus (CWF)

    June 29, 2014 to July 5, 2014

    National 4-H Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

    Citizenship Washington Focus is a leadership and citizenship program for high school youth from across the United States. Learn about the government process, meet with elected officials and their aides, and visit the many national monuments and historical sites of Washington D.C. You will stay at the National 4-H Conference Center during the weeklong trip.

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  • Auction Buyer Recruitment Deadline

    July 8, 2014

    The 4-H Livestock Auction committee is asking that you once help by inviting new buyers to the Livestock Auction in 2014.

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  • July Federation Meeting

    July 14, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    The Dakota County 4-H Federation will be meeting at the Extension Office in Farmington. All 4-H members and leaders are welcome to attend.

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  • July Horse PDC Meeting

    July 21, 2014

    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Location is yet to be determined

    All Horse Project youth and adults are encouraged to participate.

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  • July Livestock PDC Meeting

    July 24, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    All 4-H'ers in grades 6-13 are invited to become involved in developing youth and adult partnerships.

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  • July Livestock PDC Meeting

    July 24, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    All Livestock Project youth and adults are encouraged to participate.

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  • Drill Team Extravaganza

    July 26, 2014

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th Street West, Farmington

    Dakota County 4-H Horse Drill Team Extravaganza

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  • Clothing and Fashion Revue Judging

    July 30, 2014

    To avoid conflicting schedules, this year we will be moving Clothing Construction and Fashion Revue judging to Wednesday, July 30.

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  • Livestock Interview and Building Set-up Night

    July 31, 2014

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dakota County Fairgrounds - Sheep & Goat Barn, 4008 220th Street West, Farmington

    This night will include record judging, interviews, barn and 4-H building set up. By combining these events, it will eliminate multiple trips that families make to the fairgrounds the week before the fair.

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  • Dakota County Fair General Project Entry Day

    August 2, 2014

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th Street West, Farmington

    General Project entry day for the Dakota County Fair.

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  • Dakota County Fair

    August 4, 2014

    4:00pm - August 10, 2014

    Dakota County Fairgrounds, 4008 220th Street West, Farmington

    Come out and play at the Dakota County Fair!

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  • Minnesota State Fair

    August 21, 2014 to September 1, 2014

    Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul

    4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. More than 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion.

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  • September Federation Meeting

    September 8, 2014

    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, 4100 220th Street West, Farmington

    The Dakota County 4-H Federation will be meeting at the Extension Office in Farmington. All 4-H members and leaders are welcome to attend.

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  • Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show

    September 12, 2014 to September 15, 2014

    Minnesota State Fair Grounds

    The Minnesota 4-H State Horse Show is an annual event held each September after the Minnesota State Fair. Preparation and participation in this show provides life skills and learning experiences for 4-H Horse Project members, their families and leaders.

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  • Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show

    September 20, 2014 to September 21, 2014

    Minnesota State Fair Grounds

    The Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show is an annual event held in the fall after the Minnesota State Fair. The State Dog Show consists of agility, obedience, showmanship and rally events.

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